Over-Kill: Saudi Court Orders Man Beheaded And Then Crucified

200px-Coat_of_arms_of_Saudi_Arabia.svgSaudi Arabia has long shocked the world with its medieval Sharia justice system, but nothing prepared most of us for the recent execution in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Faced with Mohammed Rashad Khairi Hussein, a Yemeni man accused of murder and sodomy, the Sharia court ordered him first beheaded and then crucified. This is not the first such sentence under Sharia law. A man in 2009 was ordered beheaded and then crucified for being a gang leader.


It appears that, despite the shortage of swordsmen discussed earlier, it has not slowed down the rate of 28 people beheaded in Saudi Arabia this year. Moreover, there is clearly ample supply of crucifiers.

Of course, over in Iran they are dropping acid in the eyes of convicted persons or throwing them down hills with sharp rocks.

Source: Daily Mail

28 thoughts on “Over-Kill: Saudi Court Orders Man Beheaded And Then Crucified

  1. Shades of the “Enter the Dragon” parody in “Kentucky Fried Movie.”
    Dr. Klahn orders his men to decapitate a prisoner. “Now take him to be tortured!”

  2. And to think that people still want to travel to sa to find work, vacation, or do business. Generally it is a good idea to avoid countries with medieval justices systems. (stating the obvious)

  3. Are they getting soft on crime?

    A crucifixion following a beheading is painless.

    Of course, a beheading following a deadly crucifixion would be too.

  4. We’ve finally found the proper place to try and punish our criminal bankers, big biz thieves, and ALL our beloved government officials on the take and destroying our Constitution. They might even BEG to go to jail. Delicious!

  5. I think that states that kill people, in the name of The People, ought to adopt the Saudi way. Chop the head off and hang em on a cross. It is less cruel than poisoning them with gas and less unusual than electrocuting them. So, it beats the cruel and unusual argument. Forget the Constitution though. Ya gotta get past God and the Sixth Commandment.

  6. Dredd 1, March 29, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Are they getting soft on crime?

    A crucifixion following a beheading is painless.

    Of course, a beheading following a deadly crucifixion would be too.
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    Porkchop 1, March 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Dredd,

    A beheading would be an act of kindness to someone who was dying from crucifixion.
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    Note that my comment included “a deadly crucifixion.”

    Generally crucifixion ends at death:

    Crucifixion is a method of deliberately slow and painful execution in which the condemned person is tied or nailed to a large wooden cross and left to hang until dead.

    (Wikipedia, emphasis added).

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